FBI Junior Agent Astrid Farnsworth is the Fringe science team's assistant, an ace researcher and code-breaker with serious computer skills. But thanks to her kindness and compassion, Astrid is also her team's emotional anchor.
That role didn't changed much after Peter Bishop altered the timeline. Astrid was still joined at the hip with Dr. Walter Bishop — with Peter no longer existing, she and Agent Olivia Dunham became Walter's handlers. Since Walter hadn't left his Harvard lab in three years, Astrid served as his eyes and ears in the field via her high-tech camera comm.
Walter still called Astrid by all sorts of wrong names, like "Asterisk" and "Ostrich." No wonder it bugged her when Walter met her counterpart from the Other Side and immediately got HER name right! But Astrid's bond with Walter only got stronger after she went with him to foil his former partner, William Bell's plan to destroy both universes. Astrid even got to play the action hero when Bell's thugs attacked, though she nearly died saving Walter.
That's just how Astrid is: always ready to give it her all. Now that the Fringe team is facing its greatest threat yet, will that be enough?
Agent Astrid Farnsworth of the Other Side is a whiz at statistics and finding anomalies that could indicate Fringe events. She often makes key discoveries that help avert disaster. But she seems to lack the people skills of the Astrid from This Side, and dealing with relationships is a lot harder for her.
Farnsworth's struggle with emotion reached a critical point after her father died. Bewildered by the loss, she took advantage of the bridge Peter Bishop created between universes and crossed over, seeking advice from her counterpart on This Side. The unexpected visit led to Farnsworth assisting Walter in an investigation — earning Walter's undying love and causing Astrid to be just a little bit jealous, because Walter had no trouble remembering HER name. Thanks to Astrid, Farnsworth got a handle on her grief. (She also developed a taste for coffee, that rarest of beverages on the Other Side.)
Farnsworth paid that favor forward when Walter confided that his anger with Peter stemmed from the pain of knowing that he wasn't his son. Her simple observation — that if Walter chose to believe Peter WAS his son, then he could love him and be happy — helped him move on. Whatever challenges the future holds for her team, Farnsworth is better equipped than ever to handle them.
Jasika Nicole made her feature film debut in the ballroom-dancing movie "Take The Lead," opposite Antonio Banderas. She went on to appear alongside Natasha Richardson and Molly Shannon in the James Burrows-directed "The Mastersons of Manhattan." She also has appeared in "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"; "The Return of Jezebel James," with Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose; and she made a hilarious cameo in the feature film "She's Out of My League."
Originally from Birmingham, AL, Nicole attended Catawba College, a small private school in North Carolina, where she studied theater, voice and dance, before moving to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She starred opposite Bronson Pinchot in the title role of the musical "Chasing Nicolette," and has appeared in several stage productions, most notably in the Off-Broadway 1960s musical "Café a Go Go" and the world premiere of "Believe in Me...a Bigfoot Musical," at the 2004 NYC Fringe Festival.
While working on film sets and in various stage productions, Nicole began drawing and displaying her art work online. Her website, www.jasikanicole.com, has an enthusiastic fan base, and her illustrations have been commissioned and sold worldwide. She has a line of eco-friendly tote bags adorned with her drawings for sale online. In addition to freelance illustration, Nicole writes and draws an autobiographical comic entitled "High Yella Magic," which she is developing into a graphic novel.
Nicole currently divides her time between Vancouver and Los Angeles.